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Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Bomb Blast in Islamabad; Interior Affairs Adviser Blames 'Uzbekis'

A suicide bomber has blown himself up at a Special Branch building in Islamabad Monday 23rd March, reports Dawn.com. One policeman has been killed and at least four others injured.

What's worrying is that Rehman Malik, Interior Affairs Adviser, said that his team had prior knowledge that something was going to happen. Apparently, a Taliban leader has ordered an Uzbeki hit squad to target certain cities.

'We had very authentic information that 15 to 20 Uzbek suicide bombers had been sent... after a meeting of Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP),’ he said during a visit to a hospital shortly after the blast.'

In that case, what preventative action was taken?

Separately, GroundReport is saying that a Dawn News Channel reporter has been killed in Lahore and that journalists will be protesting.

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